MTOY

The Voices We Need to Hear: Are We Listening?

June 16, 2020

Michigan Teacher of the Year Cara Lougheed says white silence, and especially the silence of white teachers, is not acceptable. Our black students need us to see them and hear them and say — out loud — that yes, Black Lives Matter. ... 

Topic: MTOY, Teaching

Teachers: It’s OK to ‘Choose You,’ Especially During Pandemic

May 26, 2020

Don't forget that you are important and deserve time to work on your physical and mental wellness. ...

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Teacher Appreciation During a Pandemic

May 18, 2020

As schools and governments look toward the future of education, they must appreciate and include the expertise of their teachers. ...

Topic: MTOY, Teaching

Michigan Names 10 2020-21 Regional Teachers of the Year

May 6, 2020

Ten teachers from across the state received a welcome surprise when they learned from their school communities that they were each named a 2020-2021 Regional Teacher of the Year. ...

Topic: MTOY

Create an Inclusive Classroom to Make All Students Feel Safe

April 28, 2020

RTOY Kristalyn Musselman says teachers have to create an inclusive learning space so that ALL students can feel supported and ready to learn, including one of our most marginalized populations, our students who identify as LGBTQ. ...

Topic: MTOY, Teaching

Hey, First-Year Teacher, You're Not Alone in This

April 21, 2020

Michigan Teacher of the Year Cara Lougheed has advice and encouragement for first-year teachers, who may be having an especially rough go of things right now. ...

Topic: MTOY, Teaching

On Being an ‘Artful Dodger’ and ‘Stealing’ the Right Way

March 24, 2020

Since he started teaching as a second career, Michigan Regional Teacher of the Year Doug Duncan has learned to "steal" from his peers – and you should, too. ...

Topic: MTOY, Education

Grading: What Have We Got to Lose?

March 17, 2020

Michigan Teacher of the Year Cara Lougheed made the case that not every little thing needs to be graded -- and the Twitterverse responded. ..

Topic: MTOY, Teaching

The Profession May Change, but Teachers Still 'Affect Eternity'

February 25, 2020

RTOY Tricia Zeman says: For all the educators out there feeling overwhelmed and wondering if their work is making an impact: You ARE making a difference! ...

Topic: MTOY, Teaching

A Teacher’s Love Letter to Twitter

February 18, 2020

Michigan Teacher of the Year Cara Lougheed shares her must-follow teachers on Twitter, a great place for professional learning. ...

Topic: MTOY, Teaching

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